United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021, Conference of Parties (COP) 26, concluded in Glasgow, on 12 November 2021, with a strong call-to-action for countries to double their climate actions and for developed countries to mobilise finance to support developing countries to adapt to climate change.
Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project took part in the Indonesia Human Rights Festival 2021 by sharing insights and actions in the "Collective Commitment Towards Social and Environmental Justice" session, Thursday (18/11). The webinar sent a strong message of the urgency to embed human rights considerations into the core of climate decision-making processes and practices.
The alarming increase of global temperature to 1.1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels is a code-red for the earth and humankind. The impact of climate change will be felt differently for regions and community groups depending on their underlying climate risks and vulnerabilities. Echoing the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley's address at the COP26, climate change is a 'death sentence' for island nations. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2021) has also warned that coastal areas will experience more frequent and severe coastal flooding due to rising sea levels.
Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project will participate in the Human Rights Festival 2021 by featuring practices and actions from its European partners and pilot cities, from 17 to 18 November 2021.
Climate change issues have taken centre stage in the Indonesian media outlets as the world is gearing up to start United Nations Climate Change Conference, Conference of Parties (COP) 26, in Glasgow, Scotland, from 31 October to 12 November 2021.
On the 11th of October, Pilot4DEV visited Liège to interview some experts regarding the floods in Liège. One of the experts interviewed was Professor Jacques Teller - an urbanist as well as an urban and environmental engineering professor at the University of Liège. Watch the full interview in English on our website.
Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) amplified the voices of local governments by showcasing the climate ambition and actions of Pekanbaru and Mataram in the "Local Authorities as Climate Champions" session at EU-Indonesia Climate Diplomacy Week on Thursday, 14 October 2021.
CRIC collaborated with GCOM SEA and IURC, two other EU-funded programmes coordinated by the UCLG ASPAC, to manage the event, attracting at least 130 participants. This virtual event is part of EU-Indonesia Climate Diplomacy Week 2021 that brought up the theme "Ambition and Action".
Urban Update is an English monthly magazine focused on urban development, municipal affairs, innovation, sustainability, environment, energy efficiency, mobility, science and technology, and business, along with case studies and success stories from Indian and global cities and towns. The magazine is an initiative of the All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG).
Pascaline Gaborit’s (Director, Pilot4DEV) article “Necessary for cities to become resilient and adaptive” has been published in the Urban Update Magazine of September 2021.
On the 1st of October, a workshop was held to discuss flood management in Pangkalpinang as well as the possible developments regarding Early Warning Systems (EWS).
Cities and urban areas worldwide face a similar dilemma: the more city grows, the more waste it generates. But the waste challenge is also the impetus for Pekanbaru City to commit to shifting towards climate-resilient and sustainable development through its participation in the Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project.